Zanetti: “Everything is in place for us to do well”

August 11, 2015 14:45
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Yesterday Inter vice-president and former captain Javier Zanetti, celebrated his 42nd birthday by welcoming Sky Sport Italia to Inter HQ for an interview on his past, present and future.

Let’s start with the day you sealed your move to Inter on 5th June 1995:

“So many years have passed since that moment, but I’m really happy with my decision. Moving to Italy and coming to a huge club like Inter, the possibility to be part of this wonderful family was a great move in my career.”

“It wasn’t your average move because I was swapping a small club in Argentina for one of the giants of European football. That didn’t happen much back then, it was a big opportunity.”

Real Madrid were interested in your services at various times in your career:

“Every time we meet, Florentino Perez speaks to me about it. We were chatting about it in China this summer. Real looked to sign me many times but I decided to stay, thinking about my career and listening to my heart. As I’ve always said, I love this jersey and this club.”

The current Inter side ahead of the new season:

“It’s growing slowly but surely. We have a group that’s doing some great work together with the boss. There is a real desire to challenge once again and we have everything in place to return to the top. Serie A is always a tough league, but our goal is to get back into Europe. We’re desperate to do that, especially for our fans. The lads understand that and are doing everything they can to ensure we have a big season in 2015/16.”

Inter’s new signings, starting with Kondogbia:

“We went to great lengths to bring in Kondogbia. Ausilio and Fassone did a fantastic job there. He’s a big talent and can give us a hand. Of course, he’s also a very young player, so we need to give him time to adapt to Italian football. We’ll keep a close eye on him, just like we do with all the players, to help him produce his best football.”

Stevan Jovetic:

“As an opponent, Jovetic always used to cause us problems. He’s one of those players that can pull something out of the bag at any moment. I’m really happy that he’s here with us, he’s another one that can do well with our group.”

Samir Handanovic:

“Handanovic decided to stay with us because he knows that our intentions are for Inter to be challenging at the top once again.”

Finally, Inter’s objectives for the upcoming season:

“My first trophy as a director? We all hope that happens and that’s what we’re working towards. We want Inter to be at the top of the game.”



By Editorial Staff


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